Thursday, February 26, 2009

You can shop safely with Hijabi Couture

Shopping online is easy with Hijabi Couture. We offer convenient ways to pay and its all secure using the latest SSL encryption technology, via paypal. We accept all major credit cards, checks and paypal.
Terms and Conditions:
The purchase of products from Hijabi Couture, relationship and use of its website are governed by these terms and conditions. Please read carefully the following terms and disclaimers. By accessing this site and/or placing an order you agree to be bound by the Terms and Conditions set out below. We may change these terms from time to time without notice to you. If you do not agree to these Terms and Conditions, please do not purchase products or in any way use the Hijabi Couture website. We accept no responsibility for the web sites or other information, practices or products of other parties linked to this web site. Your dealings with persons found via this web site are between you and such persons and we will not be liable for any loss or damage arising out of such dealings. If any of these terms or disclaimers shall be unlawful, void or for any reason unenforceable then that provision shall be deemed severable and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of the remaining provisions.
Our terms and conditions are set out as follows; 1) Returns Policy 2) Privacy Policy 3) Terms of Purchase 4) Value Added Tax 5) Duties 6) Accuracy of Information 7) Intellectual Property 8) Disclaimers 9) Limitations of use of Website 10) General 11) Company Details
1) Returns Policy: We hope that you are happy with your purchase from Hijabi Couture but if for any reason you are unhappy with your purchase, we will gladly exchange the item or refund your money. Your statutory rights are not affected. Simply post the goods back to us within 14 days in saleable and unused condition:
Hijabi Couture Returns Dept, 83 Second Avenue Suite #2, New York, NY 10003 USA
Refunds will be made by the original payment method. Unfortunately, we cannot cover the cost of returning the goods to us. We recommend you post the goods back as recorded delivery as we cannot be held responsible for goods that do not reach us.
Please allow 7 working days for returns to be processed once they reach our warehouse and a further 3 days for any refund to appear in your account.
2) Privacy Policy: We are committed to protecting your privacy. We will only use the information that we collect about you lawfully (in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998). We collect information about you for 2 reasons: firstly, to process your order and second, to provide you with the best possible service. We will not e-mail you in the future unless you have given us your consent. We will give you the chance to refuse any marketing email from us or from another trader in the future. The type of information we will collect about you includes: your name address phone number email address credit/debit card details We will never collect sensitive information about you without your explicit consent. The information we hold will be accurate and up to date. You can check the information that we hold about you by emailing us. If you find any inaccuracies we will delete or correct it promptly. The personal information which we hold will be held securely inaccordance with our internal security policy and the law.
If you have any questions/comments about privacy, you should contact us.
3) Terms of Purchase: The products supplied from this web site are supplied by Hijabi Couture and shall be referred to as "Hijabi Couture", "we", "us", or"our" throughout this web site. All website information, communications including advertisements made by Hijabi Couture are invitations only and are not offers or unilateral contracts. Your submission of an order represents an offer to purchase the products indicated by you, and is not binding on us until we have notified you that the order is accepted and the goods have been despatched by us. This means that if a product is shown on the web site but is not available or is incorrectly priced or otherwise incorrectly described, Hijabi Couture shall not be obliged to sell you that product. 4) Value Added Tax The price of any products stated on this web site shall be exclusive of Value Added Tax.5) Duties If your order may attract import duty and local sales taxes that must be paid upon receipt of the shipment. These rules vary by country andyour local government determines duty and customs charges. Hijabi Couture is not responsible for payment or reimbursement of any of these duties or charges.6) Accuracy of Information We attempt to be as accurate as possible when describing our products; however, to the extent permitted by applicable law, we do not warrant that the product descriptions, colours or other content available on the website is accurate, complete, reliable, current, or error-free. All sizes and measurements are approximate; however we do make every effort to ensure they are as accurate as possible.7) Intellectual Property The content of the Hijabi Couture site is protected by copyright, trademarks, database and other intellectual property rights. You may retrieve and display the content of the Hijabi Couture site on a computer screen, store such content in electronic form on disk (but not any server or other storage device connected to a network) or print one copy of such content for your own personal, non-commercialuse, provided you keep intact all and any copyright and proprietary notices. You may not otherwise reproduce, modify, copy or distribute or use for commercial purposes any of the materials or content on the Hijabi Couture site without written permission from Hijabi Couture.8) Disclaimers We reserve the rights to change, modify, remove or substitute without notice any information shown on the web site or any other web site owned by Hijabi Couture from time to time. Prices and availability ofgoods are subject to change. Nothing in this disclaimer applies to anyproducts you purchase from Hijabi Couture. Hijabi Couture does notcontrol, endorse and is not responsible for the availability orcontent of any third party websites available via this website througha link, or for any services or product you buy through such websites.All content and services on this website are provided on an "as is"basis and Hijabi Couture does not make any representation or give anywarranty in respect of the website and its content. In particular,Hijabi Couture does not give any warranty as to the accuracy, suitability, reliability, completeness, performance, fitness, freedom from viruses or timeliness of the content or services contained onthis website. Hijabi Couture will not be liable for any damages (including without limitation loss of profit or loss of use) arising out of your use or delay or inability to use the website, its contentor any link to another website arising in contract, tort (including negligence) or otherwise except in the case of death or personalinjury caused by Hijabi Couture negligence.9) Limitations of use of Website You may not use the Hijabi Couture website for any of the following purposes: disseminating any unlawful, harassing, libellous, abusive, threatening, harmful, vulgar, obscene, or otherwise objectionable material transmitting material that encourages conduct thatconstitutes a criminal offence, results in civil liability orotherwise breaches any relevant laws, regulations or code of practice gaining unauthorised access to other computer systems interfering withany other person's use or enjoyment of the Hijabi Couture website breaching any laws concerning the use of public telecommunicationsnetworks interfering or disrupting networks or web sites connected tothe Hijabi Couture website making, transmitting or storing electronic copies of materials protected by copyright without the permission of the owner Hijabi Couture reserves the right to refuse to post material on the Hijabi Couture website or message board or to remove material already posted on the Hijabi Couture website or message board. You will indemnify us against all losses, liabilities, costs and expenses reasonably suffered or incurred by us, all damages awarded against us under any judgement by a court of competent jurisdiction and all settlements sums paid by us as a result of any settlement agreed by us arising out or in connection with: any claim by any third party that the use of the Hijabi Couture website by you is defamatory, offensiveor abusive, or of an obscene or pornographic nature, or is illegal or constitutes a breach of any applicable law, regulation or code ofpractice; any claim by any third party that the use of the HijabiCouture website by you infringes that third party's copyright or other intellectual property rights of whatever nature; and any fines orpenalties imposed by any regulatory, advertising or trading body or authority in connection with the use of the Hijabi Couture website by you.10) General These Terms and Conditions constitute the entire agreement between us in respect of the use of our services and of our website and supersede any and all prior agreements, arrangements and representations (save in respect of those made fraudulently). If any of these Terms and Conditions are found to be invalid then that provision shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions which shall remainfully enforceable. No waiver by us of any term shall be deemed to be continuing or shall be deemed to be a waiver of any other term. 11) Company Details: Hijabi Couture is a Moroccan-American business. The boutique address is: 27 Souk Harrairne Kdima, Marrakech, Morocco 40000. It's office address is: Hijabi Couture 83 Second Avenue Suite #2 New York, New York 10003 USA email:
telephone: 212-13-10-84-59 (Morocco)

Monday, February 23, 2009

Jewels for Your Soul

Bismillah Ar-rahman, Nir-raheem
Para mi hijito, Khalito

Son, there are a few things
You have to know before I go
For sure, we were very poor
When you were first born.
I cried, as I prayed, at times
Because we had such a rough ride
Yet, Allah never cast us aside
And we weathered the tide.
When all of our resources
had been spent
And there was no money to be lent
Mommy prayed for the rent.
Know the money came through heaven-sent.
So, always maintain your pride
And don’t do just anything to make a dime.
Don’t you ever sell your soul for drugs
Because jail and hell are awaiting many thugs.
Remember that we’ve struggled
And thrived through many tests
Our much more has followed our much less
So, should money ever have you stressed
You just have faith, and remember,
That you, my son, are truly blessed.
This is your legacy,
You’ve got riches in your soul
Even through poverty,
We’ve had riches more than gold
All through our ancestry,
We’ve had a strength unknown
You just have faith and see,
How your dreams will unfold.
Son take this advice –
Don’t ever let anyone seduce you into vice.
When people start drinking gin and juice
And they start acting loose
Step aside, be quick to slide
Because you, my son,
Have great things to produce.
People will act a fool
And the world is very cruel
But, you follow the Golden Rule
Do for others what you would
Have them do for you.
Though at times you’ll be deceived,
If you fall down on your knees
And you pray and believe,
You will achieve, you will succeed.
This is your legacy,
These are my jewels your soul
Even through poverty,
We’ve had riches more than gold
All through our ancestry,
Our people had a faith unknown
You just have faith and see,
How your dreams will unfold.

Son, you’ve brought peace to my life
I no longer find myself in strife
But, back in the days…
I had violent ways.
Your Uncle Jared says
That I had rage
Just poppin’
All out of me.
So should anyone ever
Try to hurt you in a craze,
Do not be amazed
At the war Mommy'll blaze.
Know this is true,
I’ll proudly die to protect you.
When my life is through,
You remember that I did
What I had to do.
When I die, don’t cry
Don’t grieve;
Know that your mama is
Resting in peace
Because she truly believed;
Once I’m deceased,
Should your life get hard.
Know that Allah is never far
Tell Him what He likes to hear;
That it’s only Him that you fear
Through your trials Allah
Will hold you dear.
When my body lies breathless
I want you to remember nothing less;
That you will never go astray
As long as it's five times a day
That you pray
This is your legacy,
You’ve got riches in your soul
Even through poverty,
We’ve had riches more than gold
All through our ancestry,
We’ve had blessings yet untold
You just have faith and see,
How your dreams will unfold.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

The husband and wife series

I am so excited about some of my new designs that I just can't wait until the line is finished and professionally photographed to share them on the blog. I am no photographer. But, I really do love these new designs. What do you think about the husband and wife series? Would you buy these for your spouse and yourself? Or, would you just buy one of these? If so, which one?

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Sweet Sistahs by Najea "Eloquence" Lujan

I dedicate this one to my sisters
Because life is so much
Sweeter when I’m wit cha’
Who are we?
Beautiful and sisterly
The ladies who
Represent our community
With dignity
Know how to flex
We never surrender
We demand respect
For our gender
How awesome -
The power of femininity
To see our children come
From out of our bodies
From deep inside us
We are the nicest;
Mothers are priceless,
Queenly Like Isis
We’re not
No kinda hottie
Moschino Ho
Or Versace hotchie
We are radiant
No matter the clothes
Labels don’t define us
I am not lying
All my girls are fine;
We have brilliant minds
That what makes us dimes;
We are goodness genuine
That’s why we always shine.
We bounce and creep
From the concrete
Of them city streets
And swim in country creeks
We bounce and bop
To that Bronx beat
And bellydance in the
African and Arab heat
We’ve got Hip hop
In our feet
Our every move
Is sweet
Our styles are unique
We’re rhyme sayers
Real power players
Smooth like pearls
Grown ghetto girls
It's factual
We're international
Por Favor
Mi amor
Call us mamis
Flowing from Spanish
To Arabic and English
Uptown flavor
With a little sazón
For you to savor
No somos todas
Boricuas, muselmanas,
Colombianas, mexicanas
Ni dominicanas
Pero esto si lo somos
Somos 100% DAMAS
From Bronx bombers
To Students with Honors
Beautiful and sisterly
The ladies who
Represent our community
With dignity
We Dem Beautiful
Brownies and blondies
We're not down for whatever
But, we do get our cheddar
Call us butter
Lucious lips
That don’t stutter.
We them
Thick mamas
Beauty bombers-
Like Angela
And Assatta
We are beautiful
Female phenomena.
We don’t bicker about hair
Because we’re too busy
Uniting in prayer
And being there
For our people
Showing that we care
We range from
Light and bright
To dark and black
Like the luscious night
And it’s all right
Because we’re all tight
We feed our seeds
Thanking Almighty Allah
As He provides for our needs
We flip our own whips
We bring home the chips
Epitome of independent
We get the rent
It’s female phenomena
We represent
Ya Ahkawatee
Hear me - Uhibookii
Fisibilah, wa Allahi
Until the day I die.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Hand-Crocheted Trim Tunic

This tunic has a beautiful hand-crocheted trim around the neck and sleeves. I sold-out of these and recently made a new set of them. One of my clients (and soul-sister friends) asked me to custom-make her a second one of these in yellow. Which I did and I have to say that the yellow crochet reminded me of the sun. Alhamdulilah! I just love bright colors. When I saw the final product, it just cheered me up. I let the sister know that if she changed her mind and didn't want it - that would be fine with me. What I didn't say is that I would've loved to have it join my personal collection! ;) Making clothes for people really brings me joy. So, if you would like this beautiful tunic to join your collection, or have any custom requests, please give me the pleasure of taking your order.

Multi-Colored with Hand-Crocheted Brown Trim